Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
With young veterans facing an unemployment rate of more than 30%, many turned to the "Honor A Hero, Hire A Vet" Job and Resource Fair today at the Santa Ana Elk’s Club. A new report from the Center for Housing Policy shows veterans aged 18-24 faced more than triple the national unemployment rate, and that many of those servicemen and women employed still struggle to meet basic needs.
“Veterans align with our principles of high integrity,” said Morgan Drexen CEO Walter Ledda, whose company has been actively seeking qualified veteran candidates.
“We pay a good wage and offer benefits,” he said.
That new report shows not all jobs for returning vets are so promising.
“In many housing markets, the jobs (they) find waiting for them after deployment do not pay enough to afford the costs of buying a home,” or even renting a modest home, said researcher and report author Laura Williams.
So far, Morgan Drexen has hired seven veterans, including a Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) recipient as the new Vice President of Marketing.
Human Resources Manager Dina Iglesias attended today's event. "We were impressed by the quality of candidates and the variety of expertise represented at today's job fair," she said.
Costa Mesa-based Morgan Drexen (http://www.morgandrexen.com), is a software and legal support services company, providing support for law firms across the country. The company currently employs more than 325 people, having celebrated its fifth anniversary earlier this year.